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With financial aid, South Mountain Y expands child’s world

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — That a summer camp can change a child’s life is undeniable when looking into the shining eyes of Trevon, a 4-year-old camper at the South Mountain Y in Maplewood, who has been able to attend the Y Knots summer camp program for nine weeks thanks to donations by the local community to the financial aid efforts of the organization. MORE >

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks off 5 Days of Action for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

One in ten people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs across New Jersey to promote the awareness MORE >

Konica Minolta Commits to Stewards of Children Training for Employees

Committed to corporate citizenship, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is encouraging its nearly 7,000 employees across the United States to participate in the online Stewards of Children training to combat child sexual abuse. “We are pleased to partner with Konica Minolta in this endeavor and hope that other employers are inspired to MORE >

Law Firm Partner and Longtime Livingston Resident Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors

Attorney Harry Atlas’ kids grew up at the West Essex YMCA. They learned to swim there. His daughter, Elana, celebrated a birthday there. His son, Noah, has for years played basketball there. “We’ve always been involved with the Y, and I’ve always appreciated what it has to offer,” said Atlas, one of three new members of the MORE >

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